2018 Colorado Morel Hunting Map of Wildfire Burns

Morels Love a Good Burn!

These are the 2016 and 2017 Colorado forest fires to focus on for the 2018 Colorado Morel season.  Not the yellow morels along rivers, but instead the black morels that grow in burnsites.  I imported all the 2016 & 2017 Colorado wildfire perimeters and information into a Google Map.  If you are looking to go hunting in a burn this year, I hope this helps…comment below!  Happy hunting.

2017 Forest Fires in Colorado. 

We found 8 very promising fires and another 10 that might be worth dropping into… check them out anyways.

 

2017 Fires Google Map Version (You will need to request access via the Google Map… if your email is not registered with google, you don’t need to get a new email address! Just register your email here!)

2016 Forest Fires in Colorado

This map has 14 fires with 4 rated as A fires.

 

Full Version of 2016 Fires Map: Click Here (You will need to request access via the Google Map… if your email is not registered with google, you don’t need to get a new email address! Just register your email here!)

Note: Post update with 2017 fires on 4/1/18

 

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  • Erica
    Reply

    Whoa, this is totally cool. Thanks!

  • Justin
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    Super-helpful! Any tips on how and when? Only hunted morels on the East coast and one of these burns is right near me. Still spring, right? Any guidance appreciated…

    • Trent Blizzard
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      Hi Justin, We have lots of burn-morel hunting tips, strategies and wisdom in our ebook for sale on the site…;) For Colorado, we are probably looking around 8K in Early to Mid June. You may have to go once a week for a few weeks to hit a burn just right. Some good moisture (and hopefully a bit of warm weather to go with it!) is critical. I like to go out a few days after a good soaking. Look in mixed aspen and conifer forest when the aspen leaves are just coming out and are about the size of a penny or quarter.

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